WhatsApp service resumes after worldwide outage

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp said on Thursday that users around the world had been unable to access its service for a brief period, but that access for its 1 billion daily users had since resumed.The outage was most acute in northern Europe and Brazil but lasted less than an hour, according to downdetector.com, which tracks disruptions across telecommunications services.California-based WhatsApp, which Facebook Inc purchased for $19 billion in 2014, is among the most popular messaging services in the world.

 

This is the second outage faced by WhatsApp in less than a month. The app went down on November 3 this year, when users faced problem to send or receive messages on the app.

According to an Independent website DownDetector, 60 per cent of customers were having issues connected to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. People experienced problems sending texts or were unable to log into the app.
“A further 25 per cent report issues receiving messages and 14% are struggling to login,” Express.co.uk said.Several users took to Twitter to confirm the development and vent their frustration with #whatsappdown trending on the micro-blogging site.
WhatsApp was also down in India and people were unable to connect with their friends or relatives.

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